RFI launched for Sepulveda Corridor in California
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority , through its Public-Private Partnership Program, is considering the potential opportunity to provide critically-needed transportation infrastructure improvements through the Sepulveda Pass Corridor in Los Angeles County, using a Public-Private Partnership delivery.
The P3 delivery method could include design, construction, financing, operations, and maintenance of the improvements on a long term concession basis.
The estimated cost of delivering these improvements is in the multiple billions of dollars.
The potential components include a high-capacity rail system and a tolled highway within the Sepulveda Pass Corridor in the vicinity of the I-405 Freeway, a transit connection to the Los Angeles International Airport, and a north-south transit opportunity in the east San Fernando Valley that would provide connections to Metro's County-wide transportation network.
Metro is issuing the Request for Information to obtain information from the industry that will assist in the refinement of assumptions and support further definition of the project methodology for potential procurement and delivery.
The project:The Sepulveda Pass provides a crucial transportation link across the Santa Monica Mountains between the heavy concentration of households in the San Fernando Valley and major employment and activity centers in Los Angeles County's Westside sub-region. The 405 Freeway is ranked as one of the most traveled urban highways in the nation by the Federal Highway Administration with an Average Annual Daily Traffic of 374,000 vehicles in 2010. The 13-mile stretch of the freeway, from Getty Center Drive, the core of the Sepulveda Pass, to the I-105, was recently ranked as the third most congested freeway segment in the United States. In addition, the US-101 and I-10 interchanges with the I-405 north and south of the Pass consistently rank among the five most congested freeway nterchanges in the country.